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Return to Audit Programme - Intelligent Working

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Assistant Managers - Procurement

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Pensions Audit Assistant Managers FS Reading

Location: Reading

Service Line: Audit

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VAT Reporting Assistant Managers

Location: London

Service Line: IHQ

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Audit Managers - Financial Services

Location: London

Service Line: Audit

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Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Service Line: Transaction Services

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Return to Audit Programme - Intelligent Working

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Part Time



Return to Audit – as flexible as your life needs you to be

We know the corporate world can sometimes feel like you are expected to be just like everybody else – however you are an individual and we like that.

Our Audit business has designed a return to work programme to target qualified audit professionals who are looking for flexibility; ensuring that they can balance their commitments at home with a return to work. This includes people who may have taken time out and are now looking for opportunities to combine a rewarding career in a supportive working environment.

What is on offer?

Return to Audit will support individuals in roles that are structured around flexible hours and remote working, with a focus on bridging the skills gap and building confidence to return to the workplace environment. All the roles are internally focused, across the UK and based at KPMG offices with the six week school holidays built in as leave. The roles will be within our Audit Centre of Excellence IT Audit and Front Line Audit teams. They cover an array of capabilities and skills ranging from technical audit expertise to project management.

The roles broadly fall into two categories - you can either have:
1. Flexible working for 3 or 4 days per week, with one of those days working at home; or
2. Reduced hours working a shorter day from 9:30am to 2:30pm.

The roles will be a fixed term annualised days’ contract of one year with an initial month of full time training, and with a second month of training and work shadowing until you are fully comfortable. After the contract expires, candidates will be able to apply for permanent positions, depending on the success of their time at KPMG.

At the heart of the programme is a structured induction programme aimed at getting you up to speed with the latest industry developments, refreshing technical skills and becoming integrated into our professional services environment. You will receive ongoing support in the form of a working mentor and a buddy. The development opportunities won’t end once the induction is finished. You will enter an ongoing training path with check-in points to evaluate progress against goals and determine additional training needs.

Who we are looking for?


- Candidates with ACCA/ACA or equivalent qualification
- Candidates must have demonstrable experience working in Audit in the last six years
- For those looking for roles specifically in IT Audit a degree/masters qualification in IT/business and a recognised accounting and/or auditing (e.g. CISA, ACA, CIMA) qualification would also be desirable.


- Candidates will have a passion for returning to Audit working alongside our teams to deliver quality results for our clients
- Candidates will be assessed on an individual basis, looking at prior audit experience and qualifications

We aim to attract exceptional people from diverse backgrounds who can deliver real results for our clients and drive the firm forward. If this is you and you are looking for a more flexible approach to work that can fit around your lifestyle or commitments at home, then please complete the application. We want to hear from you!



Assistant Managers - Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


We are seeking Procurement professionals to join our Corporates Operations Transformation team.

Key responsibilities for the role include:
• Providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and cost modelling.
• Assessment of a client’s existing procurement capability against leading practice
• Providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
• Procurement analytics - Analysis of and insights from data (incl spend) to drive better decision making
• Supporting complex sourcing projects including managed services in categories including Facilities, IT and Logistics

As well as working in teams to deliver these solutions, Assistant Managers are also expected to contribute to bringing to fruition new solutions and business development activity.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills Required:
• Experience providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and cost modelling
• Experience supporting the quantification of potential savings and ongoing benefits tracking and realisation to clients.
• Experience defining new procurement operating models that enhance procurement value creation and return on procurement
• Experience evaluating insource / outsource for back- and middle-office as well as frontline services
• Experience designing improvements in Procurement capability through the introduction of leading practice procurement operating models, organisation redesign, procurement techniques
• Experience supporting clients to implement improvements across the end to end Source to pay process
• Experience producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing procurement and supply chain team.
• Experience providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
• Experience helping clients to develop a digital strategy for Procurement that leverages cloud based source to pay technology, advanced analytics, collaborative category management technology, robotics process automation and AI solutions
• Experience building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
• Experience supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions
• Experience in identification of savings/value creation opportunities using a range of demand and supply side levers
• Experience delivering savings/value creation initiatives
• Experience supporting complex sourcing projects including managed services in categories including Facilities, IT and Logistics
• Experience advising clients on the appropriate strategy for complex outsourcing including service and commercial models
• Experience planning and executing sourcing and vendor evaluation
• Experience of consulting within Procurement or have an operational management background
• Experience of procurement processes – including: sourcing, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, supply relationship management Purchase to Pay (P2P),
• Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments

Multiple positions available
Opening date 17/03/2020
Closing date 14/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits


Pensions Audit Assistant Managers FS Reading

Location: Reading

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it. You will have the opportunity to work within a dynamic team and will benefit from extensive training, professional development and performance management to help you meet your professional goals.

We are looking for experienced auditors to join the Pensions Audit practice within Financial Services. We currently have opportunities in the Reading Office.

Our Pensions Audit team works with a variety of pension schemes including some of the largest schemes in the UK, working across a number of pension administrators.

We offer a supportive working environment with benefits packages tailored to the individual to help achieve a good work life balance, giving superb opportunities for personal and professional growth within a Big 4 environment.

As an Assistant Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of pension scheme clients. The role will include executive level client interaction and exposure to multiple clients on an annual basis, as well as daily tasks such as:

• Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients
• Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings, and supervision and delivery of audit work
• Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of projects, focusing on optimising profitability
• Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex accounting and audit issues
• Building relationships with client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
• Reporting to audit managers and partners on all salient points arising from audits
• Supervising and coaching junior members of staff to help them realise their full potential
• You may also have the opportunity to work on audit tenders or audit related advisory projects
• Monitors and upholds the highest quality of service and products to clients (internal and external)
• Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, prioritisation, organisation and evaluative skills
• Shows initiative, resilience and is able to multitask in a pressurised environment
• The ambition to undertake new challenges and step up into supervisory roles, taking leadership where necessary
• The ability to communicate with senior levels of management and off shore teams
• The desire to work in a diverse environment and gain exposure to an international working environment
• Collaborative attitude with an enthusiasm for coaching and developing others
• Builds the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience

Skills, Qualifications and Experience required:

• Fully qualified ACA/ACCA or international equivalent is essential.
• Experience of auditing pension scheme clients is required.
• Recent and extensive external audit experience within a ‘Big 4’.
• Well-developed leadership and supervisory skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally at different seniority levels
• Exceptional communication skills; both written and verbal
• Strong IT literacy, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Multiple positions available
Opening date 13/03/2020
Closing date 10/04/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits

VAT Reporting Assistant Managers

Location: London

Capability: KPMG Business Services

Service line: IHQ

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Service Line Information

KPMG International (KPMGI) carries on business activities for the overall benefit of KPMG network firms, but does not provide professional services to clients. One of the main purposes of KPMGI is to facilitate the provision by KPMG network firms of high-quality audit, tax, and advisory services to their clients. For example, KPMGI establishes and facilitates the implementation and maintenance of uniform policies and standards of work and conduct by the KPMG network firms, and protects and enhances the use of the KPMG name and brand for the benefit of these entities. KPMGI also provides a range of services to KPMG network firms.

The Team:

The in-house tax team works on a wide and varied range of tax matters across direct and indirect tax. Some of the work is UK focused but much of the work is international, dealing with a variety of jurisdictions outside the UK. We drive the tax strategy, which means understanding KPMGI’s business requirements and interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to provide tax advice, and ensure that tax obligations are met around the world. The work is varied and we operate in a challenging and stimulating environment.

This is a unique opportunity to work in an internal rather than client-facing KPMG team.

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a full time VAT Reporting Assistant Manager specializing in indirect tax compliance work. The role is based in Canary Wharf, London where almost all of the in-house tax team are based.. . We may be able to accommodate a candidate based in another location (e.g. Watford) although you would need to spend considerable time in Canary Wharf. The role involves working closely with our Finance Team who sit in Toronto, Canada, and our third-party offshore Finance Provider, who is based in India.

Most of the work relates to European VAT, but there is also an HST (Canadian indirect tax) element. Other indirect tax compliance work, including sales & use tax, falls within the role.

With the support and guidance of other in-house tax team members and particularly the VAT manager, responsibilities would include:

• Preparation and submission of all indirect tax returns (e.g. European VAT returns, EC Sales Lists, HST returns, sales & use tax returns, etc…), including gathering and analysing data from the underlying accounting systems.
• Assisting the Toronto based Finance Team with reconciling the above returns to the general ledger, including the indirect tax control accounts.
• Reviewing the indirect tax aspects of sales invoices, and KPMGI’s external Finance Provider’s coding of purchase invoices.
• Continuous training of our external Finance Provider, and monitoring of their performance against key performance indicators.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

• Have at least 2 years of experience in a role with significant VAT accounting responsibilities, specifically in data management and reporting;
• Be experienced at using different accounting systems and working with offshore Finance Providers.
• Competence in extracting information from accounting systems, and reconciling data to the general ledger.
• A good understanding of European indirect tax rules, including invoice requirements, foreign exchange VAT accounting, place of supply rules and reverse charge VAT accounting. The London Tax Team have extensive VAT expertise and will support the successful candidate in their day to day work.
• A track record in building excellent relationships with offshore Finance Providers, and ensuring that they consistently provide high quality work within pre agreed deadlines.
• The ability to spot unusual issues outside your knowledge and experience, and to refer these internally for further consideration.
• Strong team player skills but also be capable of working methodically and independently.
• Strong attention to detail
• An ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, and used to working cross border via email and telephone.





Multiple positions available
Opening date 02/03/2020
Closing date 30/03/2020
Competitive salary plus benefits


Audit Managers - Financial Services

Location: London

Capability: Audit

Service line: Audit

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

We are currently looking for qualified Accountants at Manager level to join our Financial Services Audit departments (comprised of Banking Insurance and Investment Management) in London during a significant period of growth.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Role:

As an Audit Manager, you’ll be involved in all aspects of leading and delivering audit engagements, from planning through to completion on a broad spectrum of our Financial Services clients. Your responsibilities will include:

•Leading a field work team including supervising and coaching more junior members of staff including promoting audit quality
•Reporting to audit Partners and Directors on all salient points arising from audits Acting as the initial point of contact throughout the year for your clients; managing timetables, anticipating costs, raise fees and agree dates for cash collection
•Planning and execution of audit fieldwork and statutory reporting across a portfolio of clients Project management of all aspects of audit including agreeing audit timelines, team briefings, and supervision and delivery of audit work
•Budgeting and monitoring the financial performance of engagements, focusing on optimising profitability Identifying, researching and helping to resolve complex audit issues
•Preparing client deliverables, building relationships with the client staff and acting as an ambassador for the firm
•You may also have the opportunity to work on specific audit related projects across the audit function
•Being a performance manager to trainee accountants to help them reach their full potential
•Building the reputation of KPMG through the quality of work, knowledge and experience relevant to the industry

Experience & Skills required:

•Required professional qualification; ACA, ACCA or CPA (or international equivalent)
•Extensive financial statement audit experience within the Financial Services Sector (Banking/ Insurance/ Investment Management)
•Extensive external audit experience at Manager level in the Financial Services sector within a professional services environment
•Practical knowledge of FRS, IFRS and technical matters relevant to your area of Financial Services expertise
•Demonstrate gravitas and impact to earn trust and respect amongst senior leadership and the team
•Leadership skills and ability to provide clear directions and constructive feedback
•Experience in identifying and pursuing business opportunities whilst maintaining a solution mind-set
•Knowledge of developments within the financial sector and ability to proactively build strategic partnerships and influence senior leaders
•Drive and resilience to deliver in a pressured environment

Opening date: 06/03/2020
Closing date: 03/04/2020

Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you may benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development

Manager - Transaction Services - Private Equity Group

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Transaction Services

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team


Our Transaction Services practice comprises approximately 350 people across the UK, organised to align to KPMG’s market orientated structure, and is at the heart of the Firm's agenda to increase its penetration of boardrooms and work with clients across the economic and transaction cycle. Within this structure, the Private Equity Transaction Services Team (PE TS) team comprises c.60 professionals focused on both mid-market and LBO houses, working predominantly on financial due diligence projects across buy side, sell side, IPOs and refinancing projects.

Our team works closely with colleagues across Deal Advisory as well as Tax, Audit and other Advisory teams; it is a multi-disciplinary and international environment that sits right at the heart of our One Firm agenda.
Due to the increase in the number of transactions in the private equity market we are continuing to expand the size of our team and have a need to recruit multiple Managers in order support the growth of our PE TS business.

Role and Responsibilities

Perform financial analysis on the financial statements and internal management information of entities. You will be required to interpret financial performance of target entities, using your understanding of key accounting concepts, analysing historical performance trends, identifying key drivers of performance as well as identifying potential issues which could either lead to a price adjustment for our client or an integration issue post-acquisition.

Produce analytics on the trading performance and position of entities in order to provide clients with insight on key business drivers. You will for example be expected to prepare and work with a project data book.
Provide advice as a trusted adviser, using their skill, experience and understanding of transactions to the advantage of their client. This advice will be provided throughout a transaction and take the form of both oral and written advice. You will advise clients about the transaction process, SPA completion mechanics as well as providing general commentary of the findings of our work.
Demonstrate the ability to give clear directions, as well as positive and constructive feedback. You will coach less experienced staff and actively assist in the development of others. You will be expected to coach team members who are have either not yet fully attained accounting qualification or have less transaction experience than you.
Responsible for the delivery of client facing projects by being part of the transaction fieldwork team, being a day to day point of contact for senior client contacts for matters relating to our work.
Your role involves working in a team environment. You may be part of a larger team on complex assignments and you may be asked to lead work certain work streams on less complex engagements.
Build and sustain relationships with client management team members for the benefit of the Firm as well as acting as an ambassador and role model for the Firm.
Monitor and deliver high quality service to clients (both internal and external). You will need to be able to manage their own time, plan and organise work tasks, monitor progress and meet deadlines. Individuals will be proficient at managing multiple priorities.
Identify and manage risks, including front end client and transaction acceptance procedures and ensure the Firm's reporting frameworks are implemented throughout a transaction process.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience Required

Financial qualifications ACA or ACCA (or equivalent)
Experience of managing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects
Experience of working with Private Equity clients
Extensive experience in client facing project management
Proven experience of building commercial relationships with Private Equity clients for the benefit of your existing employer.
Experience in the development of PE-TS propositions and asset opportunities with Private Equity clients.
Strong analytical skills including the ability of interpret data, generate insights and construct solutions
Excellent written and oral communication
Location: London
Opening date: Tuesday 24th March 2020
Closing date: Tuesday 21st April 2020
Competitive salary plus negotiable benefits


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